Of the eight NBA first round playoff series, there is only one series where the lower seed is leading the higher seed. That is in the Eastern Conference as the  third seed Milwaukee Bucks are down three games to one to the sixth seed Indiana Pacers, as the Bucks are clearly missing Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is out with a calf injury.

But what we saw on Sunday in Indiana was something that Antetokounmpo would not be able to defend. The Pacers set a franchise record with 22 three-point playoff shots made en route to a 126-113 game four win over the Bucks.

The Pacers player with the most three-pointers was center Myles Turner of Bedford, Texas, who made seven three-point shots. That is a remarkable total for a player who is 6’11”, 250 pounds. He was followed by point guard Tyrese Haliburton of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (five three-pointers), small forward Aaron Nesmith of Charleston, South Carolina and point guard Andrew Nembhard of Aurora, Ontario (three three-pointers each), rookie shooting guard Ben Sheppard of Atlanta, Georgia (two three-pointers), and power forward Obi Toppin of Brooklyn, New York and small forward Doug McDermott of Grand Forks, North Dakota (one three-pointer each).

When it came to total scoring, all five Pacers starters reached double digits in scoring. Turner had 29 points, Haliburton had 24 points, Nembhard and 15 points, while power forward Pascal Siakam and Nesmith had 13 points each. Meanwhile, off the bench Toppin had 13 points too.

Remember last year the Bucks were the number one seed heading into the postseason. However in a stunning upset, they lost in five games to the Miami Heat.


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